Today is Nikki’s xxth birthday. I’ve learned a few things in 33 years of marriage – one is not to tell how old your wife is or how much they weigh! But today, December 8, is the day she was born on. She’s had quite a life. I was recently asked how to spell her name because someone saw it “N I K K I” in one place and “N I K I” in another place. Her family spelled it one way, but the birth certificate said another. Her mom was killed in a car wreck when Nikki was 5 – which is how her family had spelled it – but the birth certificate they presented when she went to school said “N I K I” and with her mom gone no one knew the exact way it was to be spelled. Read more
The Global Faith Forum was profound for all who came. The emails, tweets, cards, notes have all been encouraging as people reach out to the other side of different faiths to build relationships with each other. Some of the speakers wound up staying over Sunday and coming to our worship service. You can listen to that service at www.northwoodchurch.org go to media and click the November 17 date to hear the sermon. Some of you might be interested how I preach when there are people of other religions present – it’s not that much different. I do explain things a little more.